Diego Laxalt has left Milan and he’ll meet the Rossoneri in the Europa.
Laxalt has not been in the plans of Stefano Pioli and on deadline day the club has decided to send him away.
The Uruguayan left back has joined Celtic, who have been drawn to the same Group as Milan in the Europa League.
“Milan announces that the player Diego Sebastián Laxalt Suárez has joined Celtic FC on loan. The Club wishes him all the best for the rest of the season,” a statement on the Diavolo site reads.
The Celtic announcement is a bit more detailed: “Celtic Football Club are delighted to announce that Uruguayan internationalist, Diego Laxalt, has joined the club on loan from Milan until the end of the season. The 27-year-old left-sided player, who has been capped 24 times by his country, has been with the Italian giants since joining from Genoa in 2018, where he had been a team-mate of Olivier Ntcham.
“Diego becomes the latest signing for Neil Lennon’s squad during this transfer window, joining Vasilis Barkas, Albian Ajeti, David Turnbull and fellow loan signings, Shane Duffy and Moi Elyounoussi at the Scottish champions.
Last season he spent the first part of the campaign on loan at Torino, although he returned to the San Siro and played for the Rossoneri during the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign. And Milan will be Celtic’s first opponents in this season’s UEFA Europa League group stages, with the Italian side visiting Glasgow on October 22.
“After starting his career with Defensor Sporting in Uruguay, Diego moved to Italy in 2013 when he joined Inter Milan. During three years with the club, he also had spells with Bologna, Empoli and Genoa before joining the latter on a permanent basis in 2016.
“His international debut for Uruguay came in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin back in June 2017. Ireland won that game 3-1, and Diego’s new Celtic team-mate, Shane Duffy, played in the match.
“Everyone welcomes Diego to Celtic and wishes him every success in the green and white Hoops.”